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15th Annual Technical Conference

Opening Session presented by Charlie Guarino

At last year's conference VTMUG added an opening session to the conference, which was very well received. We are doing it again for the 2019 event, and we are excited to announce that Charlie Guarino will be presenting the opening session at this year's conference.

Half Day Conference Registrations

To accommodate anyone that may want to come hear Charlie Guarino's opening session, VTMUG is offering Half Day conference registrations.

You can register for the morning half day or afternoon half day of the conference and each includes lunch. The morning half day includes the continental breakfast and the afternoon half day includes the post conference social.

See below for half day registration fees

2019 Conference Highlights

  1. Opening session with Charlie Guarino beginning at 8:30 am
  2. Nine elective sessions in three concurrent tracks
  3. Vendor Solution Center
  4. 30 minute breaks between sessions
  5. 1 hr 15 minute lunch from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
  6. Post Conference Social from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

See Session Grid for details

Other Conference Information

2019 Conference - Same Location - Different Hotel Name

VTMUG is pleased to announce that our annual Technical Conference will again be held at Delta Hotel. It is located at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Rd in South Burlington, and provides VTMUG the opportunity to host the conference in first class, professional meeting facilities on the same floor in a centrally located area. The conference, vendor solutions, and meals and breaks will be held in the Garden Ballroom and Carriage Rooms. Detailed information for the Trader Duke's, including special room rates, can be found further down on this page.

Continental Breakfast

You are invited to meet and network with the conference staff, speakers, and your peers over continental breakfast between 8:00-8:30 am. The breakfast is included with your registration fee and includes:

  • Chilled orange and Cranberry juices
  • Assorted Fresh baked pastries
  • Assorted Bagels and cream cheese
  • Croissants with jams and jellies
  • Sliced fresh fruit
  • Freshly brewed Green Mountain Coffee and Teas

Win a Free Registration to the 2020 Northeast User Groups Conference (NEUGC)

VTMUG will be giving away a free registration ($550 value) to the 2020 NEUGC, April . The registration fee will include the pre-conference workshop and the conference itself

Double your chances to win the FREE 2020 NEUGC registration.

Register for the conference on or before September 3rd and you will receive two chances to win the NEUGC registration. If you register after September 3rd you will receive one chance to win.

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Thursday October 3 2019 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Continental Breakfast, check-in, and networking from 8:00-8:30 am.

We will be holding our annual membership and election of officers at 8:30 am at the beginning of the Opening Session. The conference ends at 4:00 pm, and the Post Conference Social begins at 4:00 pm and will end when it's over - approximately 6:00 pm


This is our 15th Annual VTMUG Technical Technical Conference!

This is an all day event and will begin with the Opening Session at 8:30 am and include 4 sessions in 3 specialization tracks, taught by leading industry consultants and speakers from IBM and other IBM i shops. All this at the Delta Burlington for just $! Follow these links for more information:

Session grid


This year's speakers include:
* Charlie Guarino
* Scott Forstie
* Ted Holt

Conference Cost

Cost of the conference (per person) through Tuesday Sep 3rd 2019 is
Full day: $199.00
Half day: $125.00 (morning or afternoon & includes lunch)

After Tuesday Sep 3rd 2019
Full day: $225.00
Half day: $150.00

This fee covers attendance at the conference - full or half day with your choice of nine sessions; continental breakfast (full day or morning half day), lunch buffet, and break snacks and beverages; and soft copy session handouts downloadable from the conference web site.


This year's conference will be held at the Delta Burlington at I-89 Exit 14 and Williston Rd in South Burlington.


The Delta Burlington has a limited number of rooms reserved for VTMUG conference attendees at the special rate of $159 per night plus tax. To receive this special rate please call the Delta at 802-658-0250 and ask to receive the VTMUG rate of $159. Reservation must be received on or before 9/1.

Please note that this rate is only available the nights immediately before and following the conference and if the Delta is close to being fully booked for these nights, they reserve the right to withdraw the rate. So please reserve your room early to receive this special rate.


Conference registration payment can be made via check or PayPal. You must first fill out a short registration form for VTMUG, and you will be then directed to the Registration Payment Options page where you will find check payment information or a link to PayPal's secure payment site.

Registration Page


Cancellation with refund will be accepted up to Mon, Sep 10, 2018 (10 days before the conference date). A cancellation fee of $15 will be charged. No refunds after Mon, Sep 10, 2018.

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Printable Information

You can view the sessions here:

Session Grid

Vendor Sponsors

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